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HOW TO: Hockey Tape / Sprite Animation Patch

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Here's the hockey tape-sprite edit that I did for my 91 rom in patch form.
It's compatible with any NHL '94 bin file.

Some of the alterations:

- hockey tape for sticks

- improved checking animations

- eyes changed to black / boot-glove swatch; eyes no longer use jersey colors.

- boots / gloves fixed; Players gloves and boots used to change silver during shooting and checking animations

Sample pic below.

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Instructions for the patch are in the zip.
NHL_94_sprite_edit_by_clockwise.zip


Note: The window where the ref drops the puck tiles are compressed in the original bin, use wboy's 30 team template if you wish to alter the sticks in that window.

I have all of the sprite animation offsets cataloged along with some tips how to view them in TM if anyone wants to make their own sprite edits. Will post them when I have time.

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thanks clockwise that is great work, love the nhl91 rom

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In order to view the sprites in TM, I had to set the canvas to 1X16 and zoom in all the way, then load the team palette, which you can find in NOSE.
From this view the sprites are seen in 3 slices: back half, middle half and front half (stick). It's tedious viewing them like this, but it's the only way they can be viewed so the sticks can be seen.

Here's the all of the sprite offsets as they are stored in the game, in sequence if any one want's to make their own edits:


skating and shooting: 00064D40 - 00068920
skater stopping: 000688A0 - 000693A0
skating backwards: 000694A0 - 0006B460
skater celebrating: 0006B460 - 0006E760
skater with cup: 0006E760 - 0006F220
skater checking (attempt): 0006F220 - 00071FC0
skater poke check: 00071FC0 - 00073680
skater falling: 00073680 - 0007A580
skater holding: 0007A580 - 0007B860
skater arrows (offscreen): 0007B880 - 0007BF2
skater stars: 0007BF80 - 0007C0E0
replay arrows: 0007C1A0 - 0007C1A0
puck: 0007C1E0 - 0007C240
net: 0007C260 - 0007C4C0
goalie saves: 0007C580 - 00089DE0
siren: 00089E00 - 0008A1A0
skater batting puck w/hand: 0008A1C0 - 0008B5A0
skater hooking: 0008B5A0 - 0008CA60
skater tripping: 0008CA80 - 0008F5A0
skater flipping: 0008F600 - 00090E00
skater injured: 00090E00 - 000914C0
goalie saves pt2: 00091C60 - 000959A0
goalie slams stick after goal: 000959C0 - 00096680
skater shoots: 00096800 - 00096FA0
skater cross check: 00096FA0
skater shooting: 00096FC0 - 000982C0
skater checked into boards: 000982E0 - 0009D380
crosscheck 2: 0009D3A0 - 0009E100
skater 3 and 4 offscreen arrows and star: 0009E160 - 0009E4C0

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You might have missed what I said previously.

Note: The window where the ref drops the puck tiles are compressed in the original bin..Use wboy's 30 team template if you wish to alter the sticks in that window.



Those tiles are not hard to find in TM or TLP. In fact, you can take my 91 edit and paste the tiles from my face off window over yours.

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i know this is a old thread and all, but i just downloaded the patch now it's really cool man. the smallest detail seems to make a big difference to me.

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Yes, anything that adds some modicum of detail to a game this old is worth it to me.
Still trying to figure out how I could excise the helmets from the skaters and goalies for throwback edits.

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Yes, anything that adds some modicum of detail to a game this old is worth it to me.

Still trying to figure out how I could excise the helmets from the skaters and goalies for throwback edits.


Now that would be a nice touch!

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would this work with the 07/08 update???

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It's compatible with all NHL '94 roms with smd or bin extension. So, yes, it will work.

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really? Do I just save it over the .bin file?

I tried that but gens didn't load it

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Sweet. I got it to work and it looks great.

good job

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i keep getting The requested resource could not be found error. could someone please reupload this or email it to me. CrushingInklings@yahoo.com

Thanks!

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Got it?

For some reason the link in my post was encapsulated with myriad <a>nchor tags. Weird. Should be good, now.

Should I just use the skate boot color for the hair? And should the goalies all have white masks, or none at all? Would like to hear some opinions.

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Yes, white masks.

Perhaps the skates and hair could be a little more brownish then?

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Got it?


For some reason the link in my post was encapsulated with myriad <a>nchor tags. Weird. Should be good, now.


Should I just use the skate boot color for the hair? And should the
goalies all have white masks, or none at all? Would like to hear some
opinions.





[Crossbar]NOOOO! I say the goalies should each have their own individual mask style. Oh, and it would look real cool if you could give any of the goalies some scars on their face. That would kick ass! I also want you to put Mortal Kombat fatalities into the NHL '94 game, as well as fights and blood.

Get rid of all the skaters' helmets and replace them with the Craig MacTavish hair! And figure out what the hell you need to do to put multi-game injuries in NHL '94!

Last, but not least, I also want you to figure out how to uncompress NHL 08 for the XBox 360 and be able to play it on the Gens emulators![/Crossbar]

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IShould I just use the skate boot color for the hair?

You should make the hair style look like Brian Engbloms from Versus. Is it possible to paste a dead muskrat as hair sprite?

brian_engblom_air_keyboard.jpg

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Its a big joke at my house hold. You would think being on TV he would have a stylist that would inform him how bad his hair looks.

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Here's a mock up using the hue's that are available in every teams' palette (stick, boot, and blade). The goalies' appearance is satisfactory but the skater's have too much jerri curl-action going on, and there's really no way around this.

post-194-1202513259_thumb.jpg

Unless anyone's working on a Soul Train hack, I don't think this will be pursued any further.

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thats great! i think this would give me a reason to do that defunct NHL franchises rom i was thinking about making.

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Dude, that's perfect. Keep it going.

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Messed around with some more of the goalie sprites; the mask actually looks very good. Can't really speak for the skaters as they haven't been experimented with, yet.

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Little more than half way through the old school patch. Progress has been halted due to studying and other projects I'm working on - mainly the super-death-star, new nhl91 v.2 site.

This WILL be finished, however, granted I live long enough.

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Clockwise, any plans to do this for NHL 93??

Do you (or anybody) know where the sprite animations offsets are for ’93??

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